Cap. Miller Claims

The Cap. Miller Claims is a copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Cap. Miller Claims  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.05722, -116.80944

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Cap. Miller Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cap. Miller Claims


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Homestead


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Snake River Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED TWO OR THREE MILES BELOW (NORTH OF) HOMESTEAD ON THE BLUFF WEST OF THE SNAKE RIVER. SIX CLAIMS

Comment (Production): SAID TO HAVE RETURNED $3,000.

Comment (Deposit): WALLS OF VEIN WOULD BE DESCRIBED AS TIGHT

Comment (Workings): INCLUDES A 100 FT SHAFT WITH A SHORT DRIFT AT THE BOTTOM SAID TO HAVE RETURNED $3,000.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 59


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